The AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner program is designed for APN Consulting Partners who are skilled at cloud infrastructure and application migration, and deliver value to customers by offering proactive monitoring, automation, and management of their customer’s environment. The APN MSP Navigate program creates a prescriptive journey for APN Partners who want to build expertise in delivering full life cycle solutions from planning and designing to building and optimizing workloads for AWS customers.

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In Phase 1, two (2) technical individuals must complete the Well-Architected Framework training. Click on the link below to start the trainings. 

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The Well-Architected Framework enables you to make informed decisions about your architectures in a cloud-native way and understand the impact of design decisions that are made. By using the Well-Architected Framework, you will understand the risks in your architecture and ways to mitigate them. This course is designed to provide a deep dive into the AWS Well-Architected Framework and its 5 pillars. It is broken into 6 modules including an overview of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, as well as the Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization, and Operational Excellence Pillars.

Two (2) technical contacts must complete the AWS Well-Architected Framework Training.

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In Phase 1, two (2) business contacts must complete the business training modules, and two (2) technical contacts must complete the technical training modules to advance to the second phase of the AWS Navigate Program. Click on the links below to start the trainings. 

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The AWS MSP Business Track is a course designed to explain what it means to be a next-generation Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner and how you can build a next generation business practice. You will also learn how to prepare for the AWS MSP Program and what resources are available to help you along the MSP journey.

A minimum of two (2) individuals must complete the business training. 

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The AWS MSP Technical Track is designed to highlight the use of services that are particularly relevant to the AWS MSP Program Checklist 4.0. You will learn how to leverage AWS database, security, cloud management and devops services and features so that you can showcase your ability to build operationally sustainable workloads and solutions for the customer.

A minimum of two (2) individuals must complete the technical training. 

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Phase 2 focuses on advanced training and resources recommended by AWS subject matter experts in a specialization area, as well as best practices for creating microsites and building a partner business plan. This phase helps APN Partners reach advanced-level knowledge and showcase their specialization via their solutions offerings. 

You will gain access to all resources and activities in Phases 2 – 5 once the required number of individuals have completed the foundational trainings in Phase 1 listed above.

  • Review advanced resources from AWS subject matter experts 
  • Learn more about becoming AWS Certified 
  • Review best practices for creating the APN Partner Business Practice Plan 
  • Review best practices on developing case studies/customer references
  • Promote your offerings by showcasing your organization's service catalog and landing page 

Phase 3 provides a deep dive on the AWS Well-Architected Framework and prepares APN Partners for the baseline review for APN Technology Partners and an assessment review for APN Consulting Partners.

You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:

  • Deep dive on the Well-Architected Framework
  • Demonstrate your knowledge on the Well-Architected Framework by reviewing your APN Partner Business Plan with your PDM
  • Get AWS Certified
  • Submit a Migration opportunity with AWS 

Phase 4 measures each APN Partner’s experience and knowledge in their specialty area based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework through a review by an AWS Solution Architect or AWS Practice Lead.

You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:

  • Solution or Migration practice review with AWS Solutions Architect 
  • Go-to-Market activities
  • Submitting project debrief and customer case studies 

Phase 5 helps APN Partners meet the final requirements to achieve APN Program status in our AWS Competency Program, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program, and AWS Service Delivery Program. The deliverables in this phase include case studies, microsites, and Advanced Tier achievement.

You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:

  • Developing a microsite 
  • More AWS Certified individuals 
  • Go-to-Market activities and APN funding programs 
  • Plan and execute a pipeline strategy 
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